Tips For Beating The Heat with an Ayurvedic Summer Diet!

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Making just a few small changes to your daily diet can help you stay balanced and sane though these warm summer days! Check out the lists below to find out what food can be enjoyed and what should be eaten with caution to keep your pitta balanced.

Limit Or Avoid:

  • Salt

  • Sour Foods

  • Citrus Fruits

  • Hot Spices (cayenne, garlic, dry ginger, mustard seed, and hing)

  • Breads containing yeast

  • Fermented foods

  • Caffeine, Alcohol (liquor), Yerba Mate

  • Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Raw Onions

  • Brown Rice, Rye, Corn, Millet

  • Sour Cream, Buttermilk, Salted Dairy Products

  • Red Meat

  • All Nuts (except peeled almonds)


  • 6 – 8 glasses of cool/room temperature water per day

  • Sweet Fruit (Apples, Berries)

  • Food that is sweet, bitter, and/or astringent

  • Cucumbers, Spinach, Celery, Zucchini

  • Wild, White, or Basmati Rice

  • Ghee, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, Unsalted Butter, Unsalted Cheese

  • White Meat: Chicken, Turkey

  • Freshwater Fish

  • Egg Whites

  • Cilantro, Fennel, Fresh Ginger

  • Soaked & Peeled Almonds

  • Beer and/or Dry White Wine (In moderation)

  • Warm/Room Temp Tea: Chamomile, Dandelion, Fennel, Licorice, and Mint Teas are best! (If you MUST drink coffee, add cardamom to support digestion and bring a sweet quality to it)


Try these diet tips out today to maintain your state of balance through the summer months!


NuPowerYoga Team